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Some ‘remarkably cool’ Sisters taught in Catholic schools in the 1960s (AP)

What I owe my ‘crazy’ nuns

Our nuns taught us that strong, well-organised women can run things without being bossed about by men

New government proposals may pave the way for new Catholic free schools (PA)

The Government is to remove limits on faith-based selection, paving the way for new Catholic schools

A boy holds a holy card and rosary as pupils wait for Pope Francis in Harlem (Photo: CNS)

The danger is that schools will become Catholic in name only

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is a former Catholic school headmaster

Sir Michael Wilshaw addressed the the annual conference of the Catholic Association of Teachers, Schools and Colleges

David Cameron addresses pupils at an assembly during a visit to Corby Technical School (Photo: PA)

Catholic Church still effectively blocked from opening free schools thanks to admissions’ cap

Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Davies says a ‘growing number of voices’ want no faith in education

St Richard Reynolds has been rated as outstanding

The two highly praised schools opened in Richmond in 2013 despite a campaign by secularist lobby groups

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt (PA)

Shadow education secretary appeared to question whether nuns are good teachers in a television debate

Michael Keaton (Photo: PA)

Actor says his Catholic school shaped him as a person

Cardinal Vaughan topped the list

Catholic and Jewish schools dominate top of newspaper’s list